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Uninspiring Quotes for Your Career

Monday, July 21, 2008


"Ability is of little account without opportunity."
Napoleon Bonaparte

Whatever your talent is, it's useless if you're not the best @ss-kisser around.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

Because the majority of people are whining idiots, the probability you're one of them is always higher.


"In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create."
David Ogilvy

Tell your bright ideas to your boss, and the higher management will be impressed with him/her, not you.


"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."
János Arany

Because your dreams are crushed and love turns into hatred every time your boss makes a decision, everything in your career becomes impossible.


"The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

You're worthless if your boss didn't know what you pursue, you're a threat if he/she knows what it is. Either way, by trying to prove your worth, you'll become more worthless.


"Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them."
Paul Hawken

Keep whining about your salary to the management. It will be within their interest. Duh.


"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Talent is nothing once you've screwed up.


Beware of thinkers whose minds function only when they are fueled by a quotation.
Emil Cioran

So if you're thinking of opening your presentation with a famous quotation, shut up.

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Oh Dear,

Now that's a rather sad way of looking at things.

Zedd...some of us are very talented in inventing such quotes.But don't worry.Quotes will remain as quotes.It will at least differentiate the way we looking at something.
Hm...like you - MAYBE

All of quotes fits very well to bosses. I like all of them very much. Thanks for sharing.

Avatar, then these quotes did a good job uninspiring you!

@lienz, please keep on mind the last quote above.

Violin, you're welcome..


It made me depressed. Thanks a bunch!

Grrr :)

"In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create."

This one is so so true ...

I really like the second one, but I think it should have been: "Because the majority of people are whining idiots, you are probably one, too."

Avatar, you're welcome. Making situation look worse is a job of any consultant.

BizGiftGuru, that's why engineers hate marketers.

Forex, po-tah-to!

Hi B.Z. : just printed this for one of my pals. Brought out the laughs, thanks man.

sir..the quotes r too good...i guess most of the mba's who r looking for a job in a mkt depression mgiht not want to take up a job now :P, n the people who have left their jobs n doing their mba wud still miss their jobs :D

One more quote, A professional can be guessed by his dressing.
Just go nude once..you are damn pro

@ Talent is nothing once you screwed up..thats a reality. All quotes are awesome.

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